Kilimanjaro
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8 Day Northern Tanzania

8 Day Northern Tanzania Highlights

Day 1 : Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

You will be met upon your arrival in JRO; and transfer to Hotel in Arusha.
Accommodation: Outpost Lodge (Deluxe)

Day 2 : Arusha & Tarangire

After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park with picnic lunch; the park is renowned for its large elephant population. Game drives in the park.
Estimated driving time: 2.5 hrs
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See options below for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Standard & Deluxe: Tarangire Safari Lodge
Luxury: Maramboi Tented Camp

Day 3 : Tarangire & Ngorongoro

Another game drive safari in Tarangire; then later in the day, drive to overnight in Ngorongoro.
Estimated driving time: 2 hrs
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See options below for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Standard: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Deluxe: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 4 : Ngorongoro & Serengeti

Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for game drives in the crater, exploring the short-grass plains of the crater floor. This extinct volcano embraces 100 square miles alive with lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo and much more game. Later in the day, drive to overnight in the Serengeti.
Estimated driving time: 3 hrs
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See options below for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Standard: Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Deluxe: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 5 : Serengeti

Game drives safari in the Serengeti exploring the rolling plains of Serengeti National Park in search of the large predators and the gentle herbivores on which they feed,
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: Same as Day 4 for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Serengeti (North and West or South)

Game drives safari in the Serengeti exploring the rolling plains of Serengeti National Park in search of the large predators and the gentle herbivores on which they feed,
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: In mid Dec to March we stay at Ndutu, April to June we stay in West Serengeti and July to November we stay in North Serengeti. Ask us for different accommodation options in each of these areas, and Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Serengeti & Lake Manyara

After breakfast another game drive in Serengeti, then drive to overnight in Lake Manyara with an optional visit to a Maasai Village and/or Olduvai Gorge at an extra cost.
Estimated driving time: 3 hrs
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See option below for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Standard: Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge
Deluxe: Kirurumu Manyara Tented Lodge
Luxury: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 8 : Lake Manyara (Safari or Cultural tour), Arusha (day room), Kilimanjaro & Departure

Morning game drive safari in Lake Manyara Park. The park is home to colorful birds, elephants, zebras, giraffe, hippos, antelopes and other animals.
Alternative (instead of game drive safari in Manyara): After breakfast, we drive to nearby Mto wa Mbu area (4+ miles from Manyara Park’s gate) to do an approximately two hour cultural tour which will include visiting banana or rice plantations as well as a walking safari with traditional healers who will explain the medicinal values of the indigenous plants.
We will drive back to Arusha for a day room to freshen up before proceeding to JRO airport for your evening and night flight back home.
Estimated driving time: 2 hrs to Arusha, plus 50 minutes to JRO
Activities: Game drives or Cultural Tours
Accommodation & Meals: (day room with check out no later than 6:00 PM) ~ Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation Level Prices Per Person ~ Double Occupancy Single Room Supplement Fee
2015 2016
Luxury $3,890 $3,950 $620/Person
Deluxe $3,550 $3,750 $550/Person
Standard $3,650 $3,850 $450/Person
Comfy Camping $2,970 $2,900 $55/Person
Budget Camping $2,760 $2,800 $55/Person
Price Includes:
  • Accommodation as indicated (2 people sharing a double room or a tent)
  • Sleeping tent and mattresses/foam pad (for those camping)
  • Sleeping bag for those going with comfortable camping)
  • Activities as indicated
  • Meals as indicated Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Services of professional English-speaking driver-guide and a skilled safari cook (for those camping)
  • Game drives in La Land Cruiser with pop-up or flip-flop roof tops and guarantee of a window seat
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Unlimited mileage on the safari
  • Maximum of 4 passengers in the safari vehicles
Price Excludes:
  • International airfare
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa and traveler's insurance
  • Tips to driver-guide
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
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